'''Poi Dog Pondering''' is an American musical group, noted for its cross-pollination of diverse musical genre
s, including various forms of acoustic and electronic music. Founded in Hawaii in 1984 by Frank Orrall, initially as a solo project. In 1985 Orrall formed the first line-up of PDP to perform its first concert; at the Honolulu Academy of Arts
. The band then embarked on a yearlong Street Performance Busking
tour across North America, eventually settling in Austin, Texas
in 1987, where they recorded their first three albums. In 1992, the band relocated, this time to Chicago, Illinois
, where they began to incorporate Orchestral arrangements & elements of Electronic, House Music
and Soul music into their Acoustic Rock style. The membership of Poi Dog Pondering has changed from album to album.